I Am a Recovering Alchoholic

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    I Earned My Place In This Club

    I'm Cindy...I'm an alcoholic.  I'm a proud, flag-flyin' alkie...I came by it honestly and worked hard at it for quite some time...but in all honesty, I did have the genes for it...so I guess that makes me one of the "chosen" ones.  I'm a legacy....or it's my...
    JustCindy JustCindy
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2008

    I had been an alcoholic

    for most of my teenage life. I am not talking "a few drinks in the park with ya mates", but a raging alcoholic. It was love that broke the curse. I met and fell in love with the most amazing woman and she said it me or the drink! So from that day onward I stopped drinking, I...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker
    31-35, M
    Oct 11, 2014

    I Don't Know If I Should Blog This Or Post It, But

    anyway, I was reading yesterday. I am not in AA, but I am reading the 12 steps. I was reading and learned the profound truth that Alcohol is not the cause of my problems any more than it is the solution to them. That said, it definately piles on, adds additional problems and...
    ccneb ccneb
    36-40, M
    Jul 15, 2013

    This was a Secret for year.

    Why because I was Ashamed. Now f€><<<k it I hold my head high. If you look down on me your the one with the problem.
    chef59 chef59
    56-60, M
    Mar 29, 2015

    Its 15th day of my abstinence.

    Its not like these days are the 1st time. I might have been forced to be away from bottle. Like indoor treatment what so ever, made me dependent of my own assets cos family was united against my alcoholism. They have had to pay a lot of money and time cos of my addiction. These...
    UsmanIshaq1980 UsmanIshaq1980
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014

    15 days sober. Around the Christmas holidays.

    And then New Years come around. I make my New Years resolution. Not to drink for a year. But in my mind "I'll have my last drink" well that turned into a 5 day binger. With severe withdraws that I took myself to the hospital. They have me Ativan and that was a life saver. Am I...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady
    36-40, F
    Jan 5, 2014

    I am off to my first ever AA meeting.

    Words couldn't describe how nervous I am right now.
    SoberJessica SoberJessica
    31-35, F
    Aug 1, 2014

    A Short Story ...graywolf

    As been said by me at just about every meeting that I go to ... Hello every one my name is Dave and I'm an alcoholic. I say a short story because my drinking career was quite short. I started, like most I guess, in high school when it was hip to drink. I had grown up in foster...
    graywolf1107 graywolf1107
    46-50, M
    Sep 9, 2008

    Going on 33 days sober.

    For people trying to quit. Please read this. This shows what changed my mind went through just being sober for a month. Maybe not everyone will have this reaction at first. But I'm happy I feel this way. I was reading all my old posts when I was reaching out for help and going...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady
    36-40, F
    Mar 2, 2014
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